Edinburgh Council – Social Care Worker (days only)

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Edinburgh Council – Social Care Worker (days only)

£22,185 – £24,590 (pro-rata for part-time)


Social care is a challenging and rewarding career. Our care staff work with some of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable residents. Working in Adult Social Care is a way to make a real difference to the lives of adults and it is extremely rewarding.

Care workers help people to live independent, full and valued lives. They will also help maintain their dignity while helping with personal care such as bathing, dressing, meals and medication. You will require a minimum SVQ2 Qualification in Health and Social Care (or be working towards it).

If you treat others with respect, listen to their needs show compassion, understanding, patience, empathy, commitment, respect and kindness and are keen to learn that’s a great start, and we want to meet you.

We will help you to develop your skills further and work towards SVQ level 3. If you are career minded, opportunities are available for career progression. We will support you to gain formal qualifications (SVQ’s) which show you have the skills and knowledge to make a difference in the sector. You can also become a member of a professional body (SSSC) alongside thousands of social care professionals across Scotland.

We can offer you excellent training, good rates of pay, excellent holiday entitlement, a generous pension scheme and a wide range of staff benefits which include:

  • An excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions of 21.1%
  • Generous 26 days’ holiday allowances (pro rata for part time) plus 6 public holidays. Your entitlement increases dependent on length of service
  • Cycle to work scheme with savings of up to 30% off the latest bikes and equipment
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Lifestyle savings scheme to help save money on home, electronics, fashion, technology, supermarkets and travel
  • Gym membership at participating gyms
  • Paid sickness absence
  • Salary advances on public transport season tickets to help with initial outlay costs


This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and we will obtain a PVG for successful applicants.

We’re committed to creating a workplace culture where all our staff feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds can bring to the role.

The salary range advertised typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.

If interested in this role, please forward your CV to hsc@capitalcitypartnership.org or email for more information about the roles we have on offer.